Found silver pheasant please helppp

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Amelo1, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Amelo1

    Amelo1 In the Brooder

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    I woke this morning to a bird wandering in my yard . It turns out it is a silver pheasant . I trapped it quite easily and put her into my chicken run all alone until I learned more about the bird I found. She was identified as a silver female and seems quite small perhaps she is young . Until I find the home she came from or a mate for company I would like to keep her safe from predators and taken care of . Any helpful information about this birds care will be appreciated since I only first became aware of them this morning
     

  2. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crowing

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
  3. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens!

    Best wishes on your Pheasant adventure
     
  4. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Free Ranging

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    welcome to Byc!!! WE would LOVE to see pics!!!! @007Sean?
     

  5. 007Sean

    007Sean Enabler Premium Member

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    Howdy :frow
    A pic of the bird would be great, then It can be determined what species of pheasant you have for sure! They need high protein feed of 24% . Gamebird Starter is usually 24%. You do not want to raise pheasants with or near chickens. Chickens carry diseases that they can tolerate but will kill a pheasant. They also need more room than chickens and other poultry to do well in confinement. HTH
     
  6. 007Sean

    007Sean Enabler Premium Member

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    The very first paragraph of this article is giving "deadly"/ inaccurate advice to anyone wanting to keep pheasants!
    Edited to add: I stopped reading after the first paragraph, just went back and read the whole article. It is struned with inaccurate, harmful information. I would not follow anything the author says in this article.
     
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  7. Amelo1

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    I hope these pics help ACF11BBA-8CD9-4070-AED6-5DDB3721D9FA.jpeg 2942A6DA-415A-46D4-8FC6-50AE51C96FE9.jpeg 2942A6DA-415A-46D4-8FC6-50AE51C96FE9.jpeg
     

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    007Sean Enabler Premium Member

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  9. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Great that 007Sean has been able to help :)
     
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